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The Benefits of Senior Living Jobs at Walker Methodist

Sarah Benbow, Executive Director of Communications | May 5, 2023

Benefits of senior living

A career in senior living is one of the most rewarding fields you can pursue. From helping others to hearing the incredible stories of residents, each day offers opportunities for growth and fulfillment. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of senior living jobs, and hear what our team members enjoy about life at Walker Methodist.

What Is Walker Methodist?

Walker Methodist is a faith-based non-profit organization that manages several senior living communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our mission is to enhance the lives of older adults by providing healthcare, rehabilitation, and a range of housing options, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and transitional care. We also offer various amenities and services like dining, transportation, fitness, and spiritual care.

Types of Career Opportunities at Walker Methodist

The opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life are endless here. If you’re looking for your dream job, check out a few of our main openings to find a position that matches your passions and interests.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants

Our Resident Assistants are professional day-brighteners, hand holders, and experts in senior care. They serve an essential role in our community by creating a supportive environment for residents while promoting their independence and well-being. As a RA, you’ll do things like:

  • Assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and eating.
  • Monitor resident health, including checking vital signs, administering medication, and responding to emergencies.
  • Plan and organize social and recreational activities for residents that promote social interaction, physical activity, and mental stimulation.
  • Provide companionship to residents, listen to their stories, and offer emotional support.
  • Assist with housekeeping tasks like laundry, cleaning, and organizing to ensure residents have a clean and safe living environment.
  • Communicate with families and medical professionals to ensure residents receive the appropriate care and support they need.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses are the lifeblood of our team — serving as mood-lifting experts for our residents. They provide basic medical care and support to residents under the supervision of an RN, ensuring that they receive the appropriate level of care and support to maintain their health, independence, and overall well-being. As an LPN, you’ll do things like:

  • Administering medications to residents, including oral medications and injections, under the supervision of an RN.
  • Performing basic medical procedures, such as wound care, dressing changes, and catheterizations, as directed by an RN.
  • Monitoring residents' health, including taking vital signs, observing and reporting changes in their condition, and providing ongoing support and care as needed.
  • Assisting with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as needed.
  • Providing emotional support to residents and their families, listening to their concerns, and providing reassurance and comfort.
  • Maintaining accurate medical records for each resident, documenting their medical history, treatment plan, and ongoing care.

Registered Nurses (RNs)

Registered Nurses

We like to call our Registered Nurses “Life Enthusiasts” at Walker Methodist. They play a critical role in ensuring residents receive high-quality medical care and support while maintaining their health, independence, and overall well-being. As an RN, you’ll do things like:

  • Providing medical care, administering medications, managing medical equipment, and performing medical procedures as needed.
  • Assessing and monitoring residents' health continuously, including monitoring vital signs and responding to changes in health.
  • Working with other healthcare professionals to develop care plans for residents.
  • Providing education and support to residents and their families on topics such as managing chronic conditions, medication management, and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of other healthcare professionals, such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), to ensure that residents receive the appropriate level of care.
  • Advocating for residents and their families, ensuring their voices and needs are heard.

Culinary and Waitstaff 


Together, our Culinary and Waitstaff team members play a vital role in ensuring our residents receive healthy, nutritious meals that meet their dietary needs and preferences. They also provide a social and enjoyable dining experience that promotes interaction and engagement. As a Culinary and Waitstaff team member, you’ll do things like:

  • Planning menus, preparing, and cooking meals that meet our residents' dietary needs and preferences.
  • Serving meals promptly and respectfully to create a positive dining experience.
  • Cleaning and maintaining dining areas to ensure they are clean, safe, and inviting.
  • Working closely with the healthcare staff to meet residents' dietary needs and preferences, including special diets for those with health conditions.
  • Assisting in planning and executing special events like holiday parties or birthday celebrations.
  • Interacting with residents, engaging in conversation, and building relationships to enhance the residents' dining experience.

Benefits of Working at Walker Methodist

Life here is more than a job. Our team members have an innate sense of caring and seek meaningful ways to give back in their careers. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure they have everything they need to live a happy, healthy life while working here. We take pride in knowing our team enjoys coming to work and can go home satisfied. 

Hear what our team members have to say:

Lynna Crocker, Recruitment Manager

Katie Kirkpatrick, Payroll Manager

Al Sweidan, Finance Analyst

Takiya Ross, Lead Resident Assistant

Jaci Von, Director of Culinary Services

Join Our Team: Now Hiring for Senior Living Jobs

Walker Methodist is not your average work experience. We work to enhance the lives of others and build relationships to support our mission: Life. And all the living that goes with it.

Working here isn’t always easy, but that makes it all the more rewarding. We handle complex challenges, tackle meaningful projects, and always put our community members and employees first. If you’re seeking challenging work with meaningful rewards at every turn, you’ve come to the right place.

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